A couple of big name golfers practiced with Tom Brady ahead of U.S. Open

AP Photo | Tony Avelar

Tom Brady has missed all of the New England Patriots’ voluntary OTAs this year and was only present during last week’s mandatory minicamp.

We may not know exactly what he has been doing on his time off, but we do know that he has been spending some time on the golf course.

Ahead of the U.S. Open, Brady participated in a practice round with some big-name golfers.

“I’ll tell you what, Tom Brady can putt,” Ricki Fowler said Wednesday. “So if I can take that into this week, I think that’s one thing I took off of him that will help me.”

Tagging along with Brady and Fowler on their practice round at Friar’s Head on Wednesday was Fowler’s caddie, Joe Skovron and investment banker Jimmy Dunne.

Then another big-name guy by the name of Phil Mickelson joined them on the back nine.

“The last couple of days have been nice to get away from how busy the U.S. Open is,” Fowler said. “Obviously, practice rounds can take some time. I think a big part of being ready for the week is being rested mentally and physically as well.”

"So being able to go out and play and get away from the kind of hectic scene of the U.S. Open, I think can be very beneficial."

The U.S. Open begins Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Shinnecock Hills.

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